Right by Barking station, a pint in this Spoons cost a mere £3.29. It’s name references Barking’s fishing history, much of which was conducted off the coast of “doggerbank”. Advertisements
This was the first Spoons we’ve ever been in and genuinely feared for our lives. We visited after a trip to the beautiful nearby Eltham Palace.
This magnificent Spoons came into our eyeline the moment we turned the corner from Forest Hill station.
We fancied a lazy bus journey Sunday, which is what we got, Stoke Newington is an odd out of the way little place with a distinctively villagey feeling.
We were south of the river and enjoying our view of the shard and we visited this Spoons on a cold wintry night.
Apparently, this pub stands, more or less, on the site of an old alleyway, known as Baxter’s Court, which dates from at least 1700. For us, this Spoons was a traipse, but well worth it. We have neglected our Spoons tours and felt duty bound and excited to visit a new branch to us.
Alton’s answer to gothic style architecture, the ivy house was a behemoth of a Spoons, imposing and large.